Do you know that: you are in an antique shop full of vintage furniture, favorite tables, colorful armchairs, lamps and countless other objects, one more beautiful than the other, and would you like to buy everything at once? But making decisions is difficult and there is no room for everything at home anyway.
Véronique and Jochen do not have the problem. With their collection of furnishings from the 1930s to 1970s, they simply set up a typical old Marseilles town house over three floors as a bed and breakfast.
Five rooms plus a kitchen and living room, a full load of vintage, Art Deco and luxury dumplings in a perfectly matching ambience with stucco and moldings and all that in the middle of Marseille, which was European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Nancy, who lives in the house, takes care of the well-being of the guests, the richly laid breakfast table and made beds, while the guests of the Pension Edelweiss meanwhile at the large communal table in the vintage kitchen or in the common living room with French chansons in the gorgeous and detailed design colorful rooms in the French savoir-vivre.
The Calanques National Park can be reached by bus in 40 minutes, the first beach from the old port in 10 minutes; From there, ferries go directly to the Frioul Islands or to the Château d'If.
We also featured the Edelweiss in Five places you can travel by night train.
ArchitectureDuring the renovation a few years ago, the substance of the duplex apartment in a typical Haussmann era house was hardly changed, and the newly polished parquet in herringbone pattern is still the same as it was over a hundred years ago. Just as remarkable, the beautiful stucco decorations on the high old ceilings and the interior fittings such as stairs and original doors and windows, all of which have been restored by local craftsmen.
FoodIn the mornings, Nancy covers the communal breakfast table in a varied and rich manner with fresh and, if possible, regional products of high quality. There is definitely something for vegetarians and vegans are happy to have their wishes fulfilled by arrangement.
The Edelweiss Pension is a project of the heart of Véronique, a native of Marseilles, and her husband Jochen, who works in Germany during the week. Nancy, the housekeeper, lives in the house and all other employees are paid above average.
The Pension Edelweiss is located in the middle of the old town of Marseille. The train station is only 5 minutes away. A direct bus shuttle runs from the airport to Gare St Charles every 20 or 25 minutes. The journey takes about 25 minutes. You will receive the exact address and directions when booking.
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